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Pop is Alive (Get Over It)

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
You know what I like? Pop music. Some of you may be judging me right now and, for that, I’m judging you in return. There is absolutely no legitimate reason to dislike Pop.  

Metric

Sept. 9 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Once upon a time in a loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Emily Haines and James Shaw made New Wave music together. They performed around New York City calling themselves Metric and trying to scrape up enough money to pay rent and buy food. 
  
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Pop is Alive (Get Over It)

What "Pop music" has become … and why it makes for a delicious snack

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
You know what I like? Pop music. Some of you may be judging me right now and, for that, I’m judging you in return. There is absolutely no legitimate reason to dislike Pop.

Of course, I get it. Most Pop music isn’t the well-written, deeper-than-the-ocean type stuff, but rather easy to understand and anchored by a catchy hook. There’s nothing wrong with that, though.  Music isn’t...  

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Aug. 22 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, August 20, 2012
From hope to heartache, Ashes and Roses covers a wide range of emotions and capitalizes on the experiences of a now middle-aged woman.   

Bob Dylan

Aug. 25 • PNC Pavilion

0 Comments · Monday, August 20, 2012
A legend is coming to Cincinnati. Will you be there? Bob Dylan, who turned 71 earlier this year, has been selling records and playing gigs since before the vast majority of CityBeat’s demographic was even born.   

Punch Brothers

Aug. 18 • Madison Theater

0 Comments · Monday, August 13, 2012
 If Radiohead is “Experimental Rock” then Punch Brothers are Experimental Bluegrass.  

The Temper Trap

Aug. 1 • Madison Theater

1 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
To a certain extent, once you dive into each musical genre or subgenre, all bands start to sound alike. That goes for Australia’s Indie/Pop/Alternative group The Temper Trap, too. But just because everything “new” has already been discovered doesn’t mean that something old/overplayed can’t be enjoyable, right? The Temper Trap is definitely enjoyable. Plus, the band has the bonus secret weapon of lead singer Dougie Mandagi’s voice, which is quite unique.    

Old Crow Medicine Show

July 27 • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 23, 2012
Meth, liquor, hitchhiking, cheating and, of course, angels are just a few of the topics about which Old Crow Medicine Show enjoys singing. It sounds like a bad play on the topics of Country music, but it works for them — especially when you add in the banjo and that big ol’ bass.    
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Bunburied Alive … and Lovin' It

Reflections on the final day of the inaugural Bunbury Music Festival

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 16, 2012
I’ve been to more festivals than I care to recall, but they mostly pale in comparison to Bunbury’s inaugural weekend. The planners of the three-day Cincinnati festival scored awesome bands for a first-year festival and the location couldn’t have been more spectacular, stretching from Sawyer Point to Yeatman's Cove along the riverfront.

Bonnaroo sucks because there are hardly any trees...  

Joshua Radin

July 23 • 20th Century Theatre

0 Comments · Monday, July 16, 2012
There isn’t much about Cleveland that Cincinnatians will admit to liking — it’s a bitter rivalry we just can’t move past. Cleveland did, however, offer us one very good reason to love them.Raised in Cleveland, singer-songwriter Joshua Radin quickly rose to success with his soft-spoken lyrics and acoustic guitar.